Chase Elliott managed the slipping and sliding, the standing water and the poor visibility that made it hard for drivers to see just a few feet in front of them.

And when NASCAR’s debut at the Circuit of the Americas ended early because of poor racing conditions in the rain, Elliott had earned not just his first victory of the season but also historic ones for Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet.

Elliott’s Texas Grand Prix victory after 54 of the expected 68 laps was win No. 800 for Chevrolet and No. 268 for Hendrick Motorsports, which tied Petty Enterprises for most victories.

“I never thought we’d win this many races,” said team owner Rick Hendrick, whose team also had earned win Nos. 400, 500, 600 and 700 for Chevrolet. He called it “an honor” to tie Petty.

Sunday’s race will be notable for ending defending Cup champion Elliott’s winless drought as well as for putting the drivers through a soggy and occasionally muddy mess before it was ended under the second red flag of the afternoon as the rain only got worse.

Elliott’s teammate Kyle Larson and Team Penske’s Joey Logano rounded out the top three.

“It’s not the ideal way to win, but we’ll take it,” said Elliott, who said he also had several close calls in the tricky conditions. “If they say race, we’re going to go. If they make the call to say it’s not doable or not smart, that’s what we’ll do.”

Elliott earned his sixth career road course victory, and he has won five of the past six road races in the Cup Series. He has 12 Cup wins overall.